An NTSB investigator seeking the cause of an airline disaster meets a warrior woman from 1000 years in the future. She replaces the people from airplanes before they crash with corpses with the same features.

Director:

Michael Anderson

Writers:

John Varley (short story "Air Raid"), John Varley (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kris Kristofferson ... Bill Smith
Cheryl Ladd ... Louise Baltimore
Daniel J. Travanti ... Arnold Mayer
Robert Joy ... Sherman
Lloyd Bochner ... Walters
Brent Carver Brent Carver ... Coventry
David McIlwraith ... Tom Stanley
Maury Chaykin ... Roger Keane
Al Waxman ... Dr. Brindle
Lawrence Dane ... Vern Rockwell
Thomas Hauff ... Ron Kennedy
Peter Dvorsky ... Janz
Raymond O'Neill Raymond O'Neill ... Harold Davis
Philip Akin Philip Akin ... Briley
David Calderisi ... Leacock
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Storyline

Bill Smith, chief investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), has been assigned to determine whether human error is the cause of an airline crash. He and his team of investigators are very confused by the words on the cockpit voice recorder by the crew relating to the crash. But at the same time, a theoretical physicist named Dr. Arnold Mayer has a real professional curiosity about the crash, which borders on science fiction. While giving a university lecture, he talks about time travel and the possibility of visitors from the future. Smith discovers the involvement of an organization of time travellers from a future Earth irreparably polluted who seek to rejuvenate mankind from those about to perish in the past. Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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Once in a thousand years comes an adventure like this. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

According to John Varley's original manuscript, Smith's role in history was critical to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), and eventually became the director. He died in old age by falling off his houseboat and drowning. See more »

Goofs

As Louise enters the bar, her hair is flat. When she is shown inside, suddenly, her hair is permed. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Arnold Mayer: [last words] I knew I was right.
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Alternate Versions

Two different endings of this film exist. The first simply shows the destruction of Futureworld after Bill and Louise step through the Gate. The second shows an actual trip through the Gate after Futureworld is destroyed. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Kids in the Hall: Episode #1.20 (1990) See more »

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Good "B" Film
18 August 2004 | by Criti-SizeSee all my reviews

This film is not as bad as the comments here indicate. Good premise and a few comedic touches enhance this time travel tale starring Cheryl Ladd (who, in my opinion is an very underrated actress) and Kris Kristofferson. I have to admit that although the (not so) special effects could have been better and the last line at the end should have been left out, it's still a memorable film that will entertain most time travel fans. Exterior scenes were filmed in Toronto although the setting is supposed to be Minneapolis.

I wasn't expecting much so maybe that's why I enjoyed it.

"Take a chance, Louise"

7/10


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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Millennium See more »

Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,614,692, 27 August 1989

Gross USA:

$5,777,099

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,777,099
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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